So Long, Speaker Sansom
What he did do was take a $110,000-a-year job at Northwest Florida State College after funneling millions of dollars to the school as a legislator. Amid the scandal, he kept a relatively low profile, which hindered his influence and work as Speaker. Calls for him to resign, even some coming from with in his own party, persisted and it looks like he might do just that -- maybe as early as today. Rep. Larry Cretul of Ocala would take over temporarily. If ongoing investigations clear Sansom, he may return. If not, a replacement would be elected.
Update: It's official. He's stepping aside while the situation is investigated.